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It is April’s Fool’s Day; brighten up your month with some humor from our non-fiction collection!

Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing from The New Yorker edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder

Since 1925, The New Yorker has been supplying quality writing, especially in the humor department.  Disquiet, Please! features some of the finest satirical, witty, misanthropic, and menacing essays from some of the best literary masters of laugh.  For example, Woody Allen’s “The Whore of Mensa” features Sherry, a prostitute that excites customers by reading Proust.  In Simon Rich’s “Animal Tales,” the humorist captures animal conversations to provide commentary on Homo sapiens.  And, lastly, David Brooks’ “Conscientious Consumption” will help you wisely spend your money and still be a jerk.  With fourteen categories to choose from, Disquiet, Please! will show you why laughter is the best medicine.  

Man Walks into a Bar: Over 6,000 of the Most Hilarious Jokes, Funniest Insults and Gut-Busting One-Liners by Stephen Arnott and Mike Haskins

Do you want to hear a joke?  Who doesn’t?  With over 6,000 funnies organized in alphabetical order from A to Z, Man Walks into a Bar provides hours of enjoyment for every occasion.  If you’re nervous about going to the doctor, keep a joke in the back of your mind:

Doctor to patient: “You seem to be in excellent health.  Your pulse is as regular as clockwork.”  Patient: “That’s because you’ve got your hand on my watch!”

Tax Day is just around the corner…  Finish up and then laugh it off:

There was a fire at the local tax office, but the fire brigade managed to put it out before any serious good was done.

And if you’re going fishing, don’t forget to pack a joke in your tackle box:

Two fish swim into a concrete wall.  One turns to the other and says, “Dam!”

These are just a few of examples of the endless jokes you will enjoy with this book.  Be sure to LOL.

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopedia of Existing Information in 27 Excruciating Volumes edited by Joe Randazzo

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge is a reference resource that does not get used as much as it should.   Full of facts, illustrations, color pictures, and informational tidbits, this handy guide features a variety of nouns, you know, people, places, and things.  For people, there’s ex-presidents, celebrities, and serial killers.  For places, there’s landmarks, ancient cities, and prison.  For things, there’s Oh Henry! candy bars, chemistry, and an in depth description of napkins.  Wisdom abounds this encyclopedia of all mankind’s knowledge. 



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